NEWS & NOTES
Welcome back to Dawson & Dana Stafford. Their contact information is 9151 Preston Road, Denison, TX 75020, (903) 819-5605.
Thank you for the cards, calls, food, well wishes, and the acts of love shown to me after my recent fall. Words cannot adequately express the love I have in my heart for y’all. Your love and support have meant so much to me. In Christian love, Vicki Ard.
Thanks for all the prayers, cards, and well wishes. My procedure has not been rescheduled at this time. Please continue to pray for me. I love my church family. June Washburn
Bridal Shower Brunch
Join us in celebrating Katy Goodwyn, bride elect of Wilson Kirkbride this Saturday, October 30 at 10 AM in the Atrium. They are registered at Target, Amazon, and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Join us for a baby shower honoring Tyler & Alissa Cope on Sunday, November 14 from 1:30-3PM in the Atrium. They are registered at Amazon, Target, and Crate & Kids.
- Sunday October 24: Connect from 5:30-7:30PM in the Gym! We will have Pizza for dinner.
- Wednesday November 10: Fields of Faith at Denison High School at 6PM.
- Saturday November 13: Youth and Family night at the Cope’s House 6:30-8:30PM.
Mary Martha Class
This Wednesday, October 27 is a Brown Bag Wednesday Bring a lunch and share some fellowship.
Needs of Children's’ Homes
Items for the children’s homes are due back by next Sunday, October 31.
Rise Up Men's Conference - December 3 & 4
We are in a season that men need to rise up and hold fast to the teachings of Jesus Christ and stand together in the war that is taking place. Register now at www.riseuptexoma.com for this special event featuring our guest speaker and former Navy Seal Garrett Unclebach. Special entertainment will be provided by musician TQ Moore & comedian Benjamin Neely.
Trunk 'n Treat
Join us on October 31 for hotdogs, games and more. To volunteer your trunk sign up on the church app or contact Rachel McClure. We are also accepting Candy Donations. Please place donations in the boxes in the man hallways by October 27.
Fortify Family Retreat
Mark your calendar for our family retreat on November 6-7 at Texoma Youth Camp in Pottsboro on Lake Texoma. The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. Register on the church app.
Operation Christmas Child
Shoeboxes are due back today!
Park Avenue Wednesday Supper, October 27
This coming Wednesday we are having Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Chips, Fruit, & Dessert. Sign up on your communication card to let us know how many to prepare for.
Mike Hardy, Mike Morgan, Stewart Bolerjack, Jesse Sims,Shawn Landrum, Kim Pendergrass, Peggy Clark, Patrick Mullins, June Washburn, Judy Odom
Larry Long, Jim & Jane Scroggins, Corky Armstrong, Dewey Martin, Bob Corley, Sandra Aynes, Bobby & Peggy Slaughter, Kaile Williams (Norris), Mike Martin, Roy Galyon, Vicki Ard
Ray & Marsha Jones, Chris Keene, JD Huffman
Alissa Cope, Breanna Menifee, Abigail Brooks
Hammer & Dela Afakule (Togo), Mario “Pepe” Torre (Monterrey, Mexico), Jimenez family (Cartagena, Colombia)
Friends of Park Avenue
Jason Morgan (son of Mike & Patti Morgan), Rebekah Taylor (great niece of the Russell’s), Becky Sanchez (wife of Gil Sanchez, Director of orphanage in Mexico), Kathy Hill (friend of Chris & Candsis Slaughter), Maxine Fulenchek (mother of Joe Fulenchek), Jane Bearden (sister of June Washburn)
Good morning and welcome to our time of worship. A special welcome to our guests. Please scan the QR code below and complete a communication card so we can get to know you. In addition, you can submit prayer requests or any questions you might have about Park Avenue.
This morning we will be back in the parables, this week in Matthew 18:23-35—The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant. As with all the parables Jesus reveals “truth hidden in plain sight” using everyday objects and situations to teach us about the kingdom. In today’s parable he uses an experience we probably all are familiar with—debt. Did you know that the average debt of the American consumer is $92,727? That’s a lot of money, but, as we will see, the man in this story is way over his credit limit. He is hopelessly indebted to his creditor and when the loan is called due he desperately pleads for mercy and patience. We’ll see what happens and how this possibly relates to us.
Let’s align our minds and hearts as we gather to worship!
Fifth Sunday Debt Reduction - Sunday, October 31
Two Sundays ago was 10/10/21. That Sunday I couldn't help but remember another 10/10 that seemed not so long ago—10/10/10. That was the Sunday we dedicated the Family Life Center that has come to be known as “The Ark.” Over the past 11 years that building has been such a blessing as we continue to carry out our mission of the body of Christ. We often joke around the office, “What did we do without the Ark?”
To make “The Ark” a reality so many people made financial commitments, but even so we were faced with a daunting mortgage. But over the years, with your generosity, we hav
Part of the plan has always been to challenge you to give a little extra on Fifth Sundays. Next Sunday is one of those Fifth Sundays and once again we are asking you to give generously. Please prayerfully consider what you will be able to give next Sunday.
Adult Bible Class - 9AM Atrium
Worship - 10:00 AMChildren Dismissed to Bible Classes at - 10:45-11:30AM
2 & 3 Year Olds—Nursery Area
Pre K-6th Grade—Family Life CenterYouth Group Activities - 5:30-7:30PM Discipleship Making Communities (DMC’s)
Meet at various times and locations. Contact Lantz Howard for more information, or sign up at pacoc.net/groups